GitchiGrass with Black River Revue and Tin Can Gin
Hosted by Black River Revue, and presented by Earth Rider Brewery
Audience: Ages 21+
Seating: General Admission
Black River Revue are from Superior, Wis., and Duluth, Minn., who share a love for all different genres of music. Using bluegrass instrumentation they have crafted their own sound made up of mostly original music which can be heard on the debut album Garbage Pickin. Their sophomore album Spring Thaw (2014) added another year of songwriting and live performance experience.
The story goes that The Big Wu, a band from Northfield, Minn., bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.
Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. With the use of today’s technology, Keller creates samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called live phrase sampling or looping, with nothing pre-recorded, the end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica. A genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM.”